U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Measure 49

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications and Development Coordinator

In an important move protecting the intentions of Oregon voters, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of Measure 49, the 2007 ballot referendum that reversed the worst excesses of 2004’s Measure 37.

Coffee with Chris Leinberger

Special reception with Chris Leinberger

1000 Friends is hosting an event with Chris Leinberger, an expert of downtown redevelopment and walkable urbanism, on February 15th in Portland. Land Use Leadership Initiative participants have the special opportunity to join him for an informal gathering with coffee before his presentation. 

Location: 1000 Friends office in Portland, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 201

Time: 2-3:30pm on Wednesday, February 15th


Event Date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Program Launch - Portland

Land Use Leadership Initiative Launch

Join 1000 Friends staff, board members, participants and advisors to launch our inaugural year of this program. 

Location: 1000 Friends of Oregon main office located at 133 SW 2nd Ave. in Portland. If you will be driving to the event, there is a surface parking lot located at SW 2nd and Pine, or a parking structure located at 342 SW 4th Ave. If you would like to carpool with other participants from your area, contact information is available on the bios page. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Assessing the Long-Term Value of Oregon Farmland

Craig Beebe

A study released this week by the Oregon Department of Agriculture explores the long-range, multifacted value of farmland in the state, which transcends the short-term profits that result from developing such lands.

"Aging in Place": Report Considers How To Make Better Communities for Seniors

Dave Garlock, 1000 Friends Communication Intern

As America's and Oregon's population ages, the challenge of meeting seniors' needs for their communities and homes is of increasing concern to planners and policymakers. One recent study, however, suggests that we should begin by reinvesting in transportation and housing in the places where seniors (and future seniors) already live.

Three Articles Consider the Changing Shape of Communities

Dave Garlock, 1000 Friends Communication Intern

Recently the shape our communities will take in the coming years, specifically in the suburbs, has been a hot topic in the media. Three interesting articles recently crossed our desks, discussing how things can change for the better.

Share Your Oregon Story

Beyond the treats and good cheer, the holiday season is a time for telling stories. This holiday season, we're taking part. We want to hear your story about this special place called Oregon.

New Face of Farming is on the Road

The New Face of Farming initiative is on the road this week.  We're holding meetings around the state to get feedback from farmers on how Oregon's land-use laws can help them earn meaningful livelihoods. 

Strong Towns "Curbside Chat" Report Calls For New Development Paradigm

Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based nonprofit which seeks to help communities large and small find a sustainable development model, has published an intriguing report that unflinchingly assess the costs of the model of suburban development to municipal governments, and proposes bold ideas for communities' future.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Oregon Place

Do you have a favorite Oregon place? Perhaps it's a beloved park, campsite, or hiking trail. Or maybe it's a community, neighborhood, or body of water. Whatever kind of Oregon place you love, we want to hear about it! The best entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Landmark, our members-only journal to be mailed this fall.

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